DyOpta, agency specializing in analysis and validation of critical territory-linked data, appealed to Intactile DESIGN for the design of its new resource platform and for responsive collaborative online work. Intactile DESIGN carried out observations of usage with different kinds of users to establish a state of art in the existing system and identify its needs. Participatory design was then used to reach solutions that met the aspirations of all participants, cartographers, researchers and project coordinators. The points of design that were given special attention on this project were: A development process of creating cartographic resources using contextual chat, search functions and result previews, and a device for comparing visuals.

This project was funded by the french subvention ‘Aide à la Faisabilité Technique’ of the Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council.